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by daniel
September 27th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 90217

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Thank you Bill and Kelly.

Daniel
by daniel
September 13th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 90217

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Somewhat relevant question: does anyone know how effective freezing is for killing harmful pathogens and how long/cold the freeze should be? Thanks

Daniel
by daniel
August 29th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona 2018: Good times
Replies: 16
Views: 14074

Re: Arizona 2018: Good times

There are some very cool birds there too ! Something to do while eating lunch... I have not keyed these out yet, so any help with ID would be great.... Hi Craig, thanks for sharing! Here is my best educated guess on the hummingbird IDs: 1. Female black-chinned 2. Immature Rivoli's (magnificent) 3. ...
by daniel
November 11th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herping Adventure: Part 1
Replies: 9
Views: 6387

Re: Arizona Herping Adventure: Part 1

Great post!

The snake that the hawk is eating looks like a gopher snake.
by daniel
November 10th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 57858

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

A previous enclosure I was given for two leopard lizards ( Gambelai wislizenii ) had sand as the substrate, and large rocks which had little wooden "stilts" glued to the bottom to provide a minimum of about an inch between the lower surfaces of the rocks and the enclosure floor. That way, if the li...
by daniel
November 9th, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 57858

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I really like decomposed granite (DG) as a substrate. It forms a crust that holds up well for fossorial animals to burrow under. I like that it is not all uniform, but has good mix of fines and coarser particles for variety of tactile stimulation. It's not particularly dusty. It is very easy to spot...
by daniel
September 5th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar Part 7: Andasibe National Park
Replies: 3
Views: 2915

Re: Madagascar Part 7: Andasibe National Park

Fantastic photos and beautiful subjects! I always love seeing photos of Uroplatus in situ.
by daniel
August 11th, 2017, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3506

Re: Borneo 2017

Awesome photos, I loved the Xenodermus!
by daniel
June 29th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth
Replies: 25
Views: 17419

Re: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth

That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen Porter. Good on you!
by daniel
March 20th, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Male Combat in C. helleri at local Ca. wetlands...
Replies: 3
Views: 4482

Re: Male Combat in C. helleri at local Ca. wetlands...

Very cool, I was just birding out there a couple weeks ago. Love the gopher snake passing through the background!
by daniel
March 11th, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time for a February in Review Post
Replies: 8
Views: 3442

Re: Time for a February in Review Post

Nice post Nicholas, it was fun hanging out with you guys!
Can anyone ID this birdy?
Yellow-rumped warbler
by daniel
December 7th, 2016, 10:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 52268

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

I got it on my calendar Jeff.

Daniel S.
by daniel
November 19th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time
Replies: 20
Views: 12275

Re: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time

I know it's not necessary, but I third Jeff for Chapter President and Nate for Ed Specialist. I think they are both great guys and would do an excellent job.
by daniel
October 29th, 2016, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arroyo Toad ID Confirmation.
Replies: 10
Views: 4635

Re: Arroyo Toad ID Conformation.

Very cool!
by daniel
October 29th, 2016, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arroyo Toad ID Confirmation.
Replies: 10
Views: 4635

Re: Arroyo Toad ID Conformation.

Image isn't showing up for me.
by daniel
October 13th, 2016, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One Day in Seattle
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Re: One Day in Seattle

Very cool Lou, what a fun excursion!

Also, I think those were blackberry bushes (Rubus sp.).
by daniel
September 16th, 2016, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Singapore and Borneo Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 3513

Re: Singapore and Borneo Pictures

I love the photo of the Varanus nebulosus.
by daniel
July 2nd, 2016, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family trip to the pacific northwest
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

Re: Family trip to the pacific northwest

Thank you for the wonderful report!

Was the fish ladder at Bonneville Dam by any chance? I used to live up in that region. Your photos bring back fond memories. Love that sturgeon!
by daniel
June 10th, 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 30603

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Red racer (Coluber flagellum piceus) consuming a Great Basin fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis longipes)

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by daniel
June 9th, 2016, 9:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Herp Seniors
Replies: 10
Views: 14990

Re: Herp Seniors

Chris, sorry to hear about your box turtle. I am still often amazed by the apparent longevity possessed by chelonians and box turtles have always seemed such special little creatures to me. I hope she ends up hanging around for many years to come! I love old snakes. My guys I produced at home are al...
by daniel
June 9th, 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spadefoots/fossorial frogs, please
Replies: 23
Views: 9411

Re: Spadefoots/fossorial frogs, please

Thank you for starting this thread Nick, this is my favorite group of amphibians! Spea hammondii is the only species in my region (coastal southern California). https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7625/27104445562_41020303f8_h.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/197544-256542.jpg I have observed this spec...
by daniel
May 25th, 2016, 2:24 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Herp Seniors
Replies: 10
Views: 14990

Herp Seniors

It's been a little quiet here so I thought I would share a couple of snakes that I have had the pleasure of keeping for many years. The California kingsnake in the photos below was the first snake that I ever kept and began my life-long interest in herps. It was caught in a field that has since been...
by daniel
May 22nd, 2016, 4:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SPOTTED: 2nd and 3rd Specimens of Endangered Salamander
Replies: 8
Views: 5692

Re: SPOTTED: 2nd and 3rd Specimens of Endangered Salamander

What a fantastic story! Thank you for sharing it.
by daniel
May 20th, 2016, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick low desert outting
Replies: 11
Views: 6167

Re: Quick low desert outting

Cool video Lou! I subscribed to your YouTube channel a little while ago and really enjoy your videos. My daughter loves watching them too! The species is planiceps. The black cap extends below the corner of the mouth in planiceps, but not in hobartsmithi. In the video (nice quality BTW) there are se...
by daniel
May 1st, 2016, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 28041

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

An adolescent Bigfoot found a bunch of hoarded disregards from the 80s, in an abandoned shed once owned by an old meth cook named Bic Charlie. He was called that because he always wore the cap from his empty lighters on his nose to pinch it shut, so he wouldn't waste any smoke. A lot of times when ...
by daniel
April 7th, 2016, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best GPS for field use
Replies: 16
Views: 5069

Re: Best GPS for field use

I really like the Garmin GPSMAP64st
by daniel
April 4th, 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chelonians in the news!
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Chelonians in the news!

Damn. :oops:
by daniel
April 2nd, 2016, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chelonians in the news!
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Chelonians in the news!

This is sooo cool, thank you for sharing!
by daniel
March 11th, 2016, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Death Valley!
Replies: 10
Views: 2966

Re: Death Valley!

Good luck, and please take some time to enjoy the wildflower bloom! I was hoping to make it out there sometime this month myself (actually for the flowers more than the herps), but unfortunately will not be able to. So be sure to post some "habitat shots" for us (me ;)) as well!
by daniel
February 19th, 2016, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16233

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

Pretty cool Jim. Is it atrox? If so, it does look a bit different from the captive produced patternless atrox I have seen.
by daniel
February 19th, 2016, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: These are becoming everyday
Replies: 5
Views: 2368

Re: These are becoming everyday

I don't think they manage part time bird visitors either.
The State does manage migrant bird species and there are many that have been given various State special status designations.

Do Pelamis have any special status/protection federally or otherwise, as far as anyone knows?
by daniel
February 17th, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16233

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

I mean come on people... Saying that a egg laying and live bearing snake can't hybrid is like saying something so ridiculous as a human being can naturally result in as a hermaphrodite. it sounds really nice to assume it can't happen and it seems to make perfect sense... However the fact remains. a...
by daniel
February 16th, 2016, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 7074

Re: First snake of the year

take a look at Nick's snake in this post. I don't know what the species name is but I can tell you that by just looking at the brackish meshed pattern of the boa... That it is an intergrade. the pure rosy Boas are more well-defined stripes.... I would have to assume that the same thing would happen...
by daniel
February 14th, 2016, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Obama To Sign Bill Today To Protect More Areas Of Mojave
Replies: 15
Views: 5919

Re: Obama To Sign Bill Today To Protect More Areas Of Mojav

Thank you for the additional info Hannah. I had read somewhere that much of the land had already been purchased by private groups who then donated it to the BLM with the expectation that it would eventually be given the national monument designation.
by daniel
February 14th, 2016, 3:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Obama To Sign Bill Today To Protect More Areas Of Mojave
Replies: 15
Views: 5919

Re: Obama To Sign Bill Today To Protect More Areas Of Mojav

Can someone do a quick run-down of what this actually does to the land versus the status the land had before? I am not an expert on these things and hopefully someone more knowledgeable (Jimi?) will give their input. From what I gather though, activities such as mining, grazing, OHV use, and variou...
by daniel
February 6th, 2016, 9:56 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: outdoor enclosures
Replies: 40
Views: 29911

Re: outdoor enclosures

I wonder if there is anything I can rent short of heavy equipment to help blast through the rocks and make digging easier too but have found nothing yet. Rent an electric hammer w/ clay spade. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0046REI8I/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?qid=1454780894&sr=8-14&pi=AC...
by daniel
February 1st, 2016, 2:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2589

Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015

Nice! I really liked the Phyllorhynchus browni.
by daniel
December 30th, 2015, 11:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oreganus Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: Oreganus Question

I just came accross a helleri that was out sunning yesterday in Los Angeles county. I think the temperature was somewhere in the high 50s to maybe around 60. It was definitely the coldest I had ever seen a crote active down here.

Good luck!
by daniel
December 25th, 2015, 8:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Twas the night before herping
Replies: 22
Views: 15489

Re: 'Twas the night before herping

It made me sad not to see this post up. Thank you Kent, RIP.
by daniel
December 15th, 2015, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 36635

Re: "Pick one thing"

Pretty interesting and relevant to the discussion in regards to population trends.

http://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=41398297&refid=asa
by daniel
September 12th, 2015, 3:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blue Rat Snake
Replies: 9
Views: 2575

Re: Blue Rat Snake

Nematophora, (Gordian or horsehair worm) probably just emerged from the mantis. They are often seen after rains. Pretty cool.

Awesome snake Lou!
by daniel
August 7th, 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Lizard ID please

Brian Hubbs wrote:That is a young leopard lizard...maybe a sub-adult. An adult would have been bigger than your hand.
And if it were a gravid female it would have blotches of red/orange coloration as well. Cool find, one of my favorite lizards.
by daniel
May 1st, 2015, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher sanke morph???
Replies: 19
Views: 3443

Re: Gopher sanke morph???

Thats pretty cool!
by daniel
April 30th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 8106

Re: Rattlesnake ID

how far outside of the current known range for ruber is the snake? 25 miles? less? this isn't a bullfrog or some invasive plant, its a rattlesnake. its in an area that, according to the OP, supports helleri, which are sympatric with ruber over much of their range. that people feel like it needs to b...
by daniel
April 29th, 2015, 10:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 8106

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Speaking of released/escaped herps, I just saw a savanna monitor wandering around in the creek bottom in San Timoteo Canyon, Riverside County :shock:
by daniel
April 28th, 2015, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Japanese Rat Snake
Replies: 6
Views: 3718

Re: Lifer Japanese Rat Snake

Wow, very very cool Lou.
by daniel
April 22nd, 2015, 10:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch photos
Replies: 12
Views: 4205

Re: Tejon Ranch photos

Looks like you all had a great time! I'm not an expert, but I really don't think that tadpole is a spadefoot. I think it's a western toad tadpole. The eyes are too wide-set and the nostrils are too far forward from the eyes to be a spade, IMO. Also, the pupils do not look like those of spadefoot tad...
by daniel
April 15th, 2015, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras
Replies: 9
Views: 6321

Re: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras

Very cool, thank you for sharing! This post brought back some very fond memories for me. I spent a few months on Roatan, in Pandy Town and Brick Bay, about 13 years ago. I was not as into herping then, but I do remember quite a few basilisks and Ctenosaura . I also saw a DOR Boa constrictor and a vi...
by daniel
April 1st, 2015, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phenotypic Plasticity in Andean Rainfrog
Replies: 4
Views: 2023

Phenotypic Plasticity in Andean Rainfrog

Not sure if this has been posted yet. Pretty interesting.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 12222/full